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University District’s Japanese Oriental Will Reopen, Add Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega University District’s Japanese Oriental Will Reopen, Add Second Location

Japanese Oriental, located near Cazuelas Grill and Trillium Kitchen and Patio in the University District, closed quietly on August 13. The restaurant will reopen next summer, however, and will add another location with a new name: Bonsai. “We regret to inform you that we will be closing for a brief while due to construction in […]

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A Decade Later, Changes Ahead for Rivet Gallery

Anne Evans Anne Evans A Decade Later, Changes Ahead for Rivet Gallery

A lot can happen in ten years. For Laura Kuenzli, ten years has brought a business idea to fruition, success in sharing the customizable toy industry in Columbus, experience as an art gallery curator, strength as a cancer survivor, changes after a divorce, and a network of community and relationships with artists. Through it all, […]

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After 45 Years, Original Max & Erma’s in German Village Will Close

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega After 45 Years, Original Max & Erma’s in German Village Will Close

The original Max & Erma’s, open at 739 S. Third St. in German Village for the last 45 years, will close on Monday, August 7. The building, which has seen more than 1,000 employees and millions of guests, “could no longer maintain the standards customers deserve,” according to a press release. It’s being sold to […]

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Kitamu Coffee in Hilliard Closing its Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kitamu Coffee in Hilliard Closing its Doors

After nearly seven years in business, local cafe Kitamu Coffee is closing its doors at 3221 Hilliard Rome Rd. in Hilliard. Founder Mo Muhidin opened the shop in late 2010, providing a space for Hilliard residents to not only grab coffee, but also as a place for entertainment, live music and more. On Saturday, July […]

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Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Rooks Tavern Announces Permanent Closure

After little more than eight months in the University District, Rooks Tavern announced its permanent closure today. “Friends, it is with a heavy heart that we must announce the permanent closure of Rooks Tavern,” the owners wrote in a Facebook post. “Together we made a beautiful thing, even if only for a short time. Fun […]

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Poultry & Game Closes at the North Market

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Poultry & Game Closes at the North Market

Today, June 3, is the last day to get some North Market Poultry & Game. The merchant is leaving their long-held spot to another business. Their replacement will be announced next week. “Next week North Market will announce a new ‘Best in Class’ FRESH merchant to take over the Poultry and Game category,” said Executive […]

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Payless ShoeSource Closing 800 Stores Across US, Including Four in Central Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Payless ShoeSource Closing 800 Stores Across US, Including Four in Central Ohio

After filing for bankruptcy back in April and announcing 400 store closures, Payless ShoeSource made news again yesterday by announcing another 408 stores that will close. The combined total represents a reduction of the company’s retail footprint by approximately 20 percent, bringing their 4,000 international store total down to 3,200 for now. The combined closure list […]

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